Broccoli Hummus with Spicy Sausage

Broccoli Hummus with Spicy Sausage

Broccoli Hummus with Spicy Sausage

OMG even if you’re not a sausage fan – spicy or otherwise, you have to try this broccoli ‘hummus’. While it’s completely nontraditional, it is soo soo delicious. Use it anywhere you’d normally serve hummus.

I hate to play favourites with my Low Carb hummus-es but at the moment my broccoli is slightly ahead of my roast cauliflower hummus.

And that’s saying something, given the Roast Cauli Hummus is the most popular recipe on my other blog Deliciously Diabetic.

enough for 2
takes 30 minutes

1 head broccoli, chopped into bite sized pieces
1/2 cup tahini
1/3 cup lemon juice
1-2 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 spicy sausages
2-3 tablespoons tomato paste
baby spinach or parsley leaves, to serve

1. Bring about an inch of water to boil in a medium saucepan. Add a little salt and simmer broccoli for 5 minutes or until just tender. Drain and run some cold water over to stop the cooking process.

2. Puree broccoli with tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. Taste and season with salt or more lemon, if needed.

3. Crumble sausages and add to a medium frying pan on a medium high heat. Cook, stirring until the sausages is well browned. Add tomato paste and stir until well combined.

4. Divide hummus between 2 plates. Top with spicy meat and finish with spinach / parsley leaves.

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WINE MATCH: A crisp dry white like a Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling.

Variations & Substitutions

more veg – soften an onion and add to the meat. Carrot and celery could also be used. And serve with grilled veg like zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms and capsicum (red bell peppers).

vegetarian – replace sausages with sliced mushrooms or cooked lentils or chickpeas + roast almonds.

no tahini – use cashew or almond butter instead. Or just use a store bought hummus instead of making the broccoli version.

short on time / less ingredients – use store bought hummus.

no spicy sausage – use minced / ground beef, chicken or pork and add fresh or dried chilli to taste.

carb-lovers – serve with pita bread or tortillas.

more substantial – use more sausage or serve with roast almonds or pine nuts

Video Recipe

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Prepare Ahead

Absolutely! Keep the hummus separate from the spicy meat and keep the parsley / spinach separate too. Hummus and meat will keep in the fridge for 1-2 weeks or can be frozen. To serve allow hummus to come to room temp and reheat sausage until really hot.

Have fun in the kitchen!

With love,
Jules x

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  • Wonderful, i just wen through the video and it is really great.I just have one question. Can i use mustard oil instead of olive oil? and is it differs the taste?

  • Hi Jules, what kind of spicy sausage do you use? I normally buy smoked turkey sausage, Italian seasoned chicken sausage, sometimes (but not often) hot Italian pork sausage. I’ve never tried Chorizo but hear it is wonderful. Would any of these work??

  • My husband and I liked this. Tahini’s bitter to me, so next time I’d try 1/3c tahini and 1/4c lemon juice maybe, to let the mild broccoli show more. We served with 6 sausages and had some hummus left over. Thanks for a fun new idea!

    • Glad you liked it Wynne!

      If you find tahini too bitter – almond butter or another nut butter might be a good option for you


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